Sedation Dentistry

At Costello Family Dentistry, we understand that visits to the dentist can often stir up feelings of uneasiness and can even feel scary at times. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry so that our patients can receive the oral care they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums while feeling comfortable and at ease at the same time.

For those who do experience dental phobias and overwhelming bouts of fear during dental procedures, sedation therapy could be an excellent solution for you. Our team is fully trained in providing sedation therapy, and we always strive to create the most welcoming and relaxing environment. If your nerves have been preventing you from getting the dental care you need, talk to one of our staff to learn how sedation dentistry can benefit you.

No More Fears and a More Confident Smile

Not everyone loves going to the dentist. In fact, most folks can’t stand the thought of it. That said, there’s nothing to be afraid of when working with experienced professionals you can trust. At Costello Family Dentistry, we consider your comfort to be just as important as your oral health. Our sedation dentistry services can alleviate any nerves, anxiety or even outright fear – it’s all about the approach!

Sedation therapy isn’t just a great choice for wisdom teeth extractions. It’s ideal for anyone who simply wants the work done properly who can’t get comfortable in a dentist’s office. Whether you suffer from anxiety, a phobia or otherwise, we’re here to help you stay relaxed and stress-free. This enables us to perform the best possible work; a calm mouth and body help us deliver optimal results in a faster, more efficient manner.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a temporary process that involves slowly, safely adjusting the senses of the patient so they cannot feel pain or discomfort. It’s not necessarily a method of putting patients literally “to sleep” – they’re awake but instead feel sensations of euphoria and even amusement. That’s where the term “laughing gas” comes from!

This service, offered at our Carleton Place location, is ideal for procedures when irritation or slight pain may be experienced by the patient otherwise, and often for minor treatments to ensure your comfort. At Costello Family Dentistry, we work tirelessly to ensure your absolute comfort and peace of mind. We want all of our patients to have a great experience in our chair. Sit back, relax and put your feet up – you’re in good hands here.

Laughing Gas

We use laughing gas here at Costello Family Dentistry, which can be beneficial for a variety of circumstances. Laughing gas utilizes nitrous oxide which is a safe and effective sedation gas that makes you feel happy and giggly. The gas is administered orally through a mask, and as the patient inhales, they start to feel sensations of euphoria which puts them at ease. The added benefit of laughing gas is that it doesn’t put patients into a sleepy state, keeping them awake and alert of what’s going on around them. This method of sedation is more suitable for minor phobias and procedures such as tooth extractions. When receiving laughing gas, it is normal for patients to be able to resume normal activities shortly after since the effects fade faster.

Why Choose our Clinic?

Need an experienced dental team for your sedation and follow-up appointments? We’ve got you covered; Costello Family Dentistry prides itself on superior-quality service for all ages. Whether you have a toddler in tow or need to stop by for some work yourself, we’re here to ensure your peace of mind in our inviting, friendly office atmosphere. Plus, we can help keep the kids entertained during the wait! Seeing happy, healthy smiles means a powerful lot to our team of Receptionists, Hygienists and Dentists, and we’re proud to help families in the Carleton Place area keep theirs in tip-top shape.

Let’s Work on Your Smile!

If you’ve been putting off a necessary dental service due to concerns over discomfort or pain, know that you’re not alone. You can also put your fears aside thanks to Costello’s sedation services for specific types of treatments! That way, our team can do what they need to do while you stay calm, cool and collected. Plus, with the work done and your fears put to rest, you can get back to everyday life with a healthier, more confident smile.

Sedation dentistry is an excellent way to help patients get the dental care they need to maintain a healthy smile while dissipating fears and stress of the dentist. By placing patients into a comforting state of relaxation, it also helps the dentist perform any necessary procedures safely and more efficiently.

If you feel like sedation dentistry could be a viable solution for you or a family member, contact us today to learn more. At Costello Family Dentistry, comfort and peace of mind is an essential part of everything we do. We’re happy to arrange for a consultation to answer any of your questions and address concerns.

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